Firefox previews Quantum, Azure gets a tailored Ubuntu kernel, Red Hat offers a free course, and Cloudflare wants to make denial of service attack a thing of the past.

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Colour key – Venn Pedro

Microsoft <3’s Linux
https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/09/21/microsoft-and-canonical-increase-velocity-with-azure-tailored-kernel

  • Microsoft made their nginx GUI slightly less worse.
  • Embrace.
  • Ya know where the ends up, right?
  • Oh yes you do, just don’t want to admit it.
  • 18% reduction in kernel size.
  • NAPI and Receive Segment Coalescing
  • latest Hyper-V device drivers
  • Any Ubuntu 16.04 LTS image brought up from the Azure portal after September 21st will be running on this Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel.

 

Free hats
http://servicesblog.redhat.com/2017/06/06/red-hat-offers-free-fundamentals-of-red-hat-enterprise-linux-introductory-course-through-edx/

  • A few free courses and an easy transition for people looking to get the RHCE or RHCSA.
  • Fundamentals of Red Hat Enterprise Linux will soon be available through edX.
  • No previous Linux administration experience is required.
  • Makes me wonder how badly (not if) I would bomb a 2017 RHCE exam.

 

Red has you covered
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/22/red_hat_extends_patent_promise/

  • Basically, do your homework when it comes to licensing software.
  • Which you should be doing from the start.
  • First offered in 2002 but now with more patent-sauce.
  • 99 percent of FOSS software should be covered by the Promise.
  • Does not cover hardware patents.
  • Project needs to fall under one of the listed licences listed @ the OSI or the FSF.

 

My first Fedora 26
https://kororaproject.org/about/news/korora-26-is-here

  • No more 32bit iso.
  • So long as they keep the 32bit packages for the stragglers, I have no issue with that.
  • And I am one of those people with a 32bit system.
  • Though, from the look of things, I’m just waiting on the 18.04 LTS for the Thinkpad to get its ultimate setup.
  • People, you need to let go of you 32-bit retro computing machines.
  • First version to include Canvas (Their attempt at a openSUSE Build Service)
  • At least it ships with a proper DM.
  • We should also mention the Ubuntu is dropping 32-bit builds of Ubuntu 17.10 desktop entirely.

 

The problem with releases
https://pitivi.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/pitivi-0-99-ocean-big-chair/

  • People, you need to learn to put something (even a link to a changelog) in announcements.
    • They did put a link to phabricator which shows only the open issues, since the done table is empty.
  • It really does look like they’ve done nothing and are just claiming to have done.
  • At least they are supporting Flatpack so you have no excuse to not give it a try.

 

Pedro reviews a thing
https://linuxgamecast.com/2017/09/kdeslimbookreview/

  • This is going to sound like an excuse, but it’s the only reason I have.
  • I was very disappointed by this laptop and it transpired to the video.
  • I do apologise and I will do my damnedest to make sure the next video, coming soon, will not be as awful.
  • Still, the written review I find is very much on point but then again, I wrote it.
  • And Jordan fixed my awful grammar.
  • Remember kids, blindly heap praise on anything with a penguin sticker.
  • Because if you don’t you’re “hurting the Linux community”
  • Does anyone want to see the full 10min long video review?

 

Quantum of Foxes
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/09/26/firefox-quantum-beta-developer-edition/

  • It’s so fast you almost feel like you’re running chromium.
  • There is mention of better high-DPI support on windows but nothing on Linux.
  • That’s because there is none on Linux, it’s still rubbish.
  • Still no love for google Hangouts.
  • You can download the beta right now and have a go.

 

Cloudflare introduces DDoS B Gone
https://www.wired.com/story/cloudflare-unmetered-mitigation-ddos-attacks/

  • It’s even available for the free plan.
  • Quantum takes advantage of multiple CPU cores.
  • Rocking the Photon interface.

Slice of Pi

Pew pew Pi
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/laser-cookies/

  • DIY Entrapment props?
  • Still won’t help you get either Catherine Zeta-Jones or Sean Connery into your place, unfortunately.

Feedback

DRM
https://linuxgamecast.com/bradley/?xarm9JP

EFF
https://linuxgamecast.com/bradley/?7GfyHui

Pipes
https://linuxgamecast.com/bradley/?wciSCxx

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